Leafcutter Bee

Leafcutter bee on sunflowerThis fantastic native leafcutter bee LOVES my sunflowers. Check out his back left leg, it’s loaded with pollen. As is his entire underside.

He’s one of the local solitary bees. Frank’s busy building a rather impressive bee house that will cater for all kinds of them. Here’s the beginnings with one log home already installed. Frank’s going to stack a few more chunks of wood with holes drilled in them in his homemade hut plus some hollow twigs and top it off with some mud bricks. Who knew bees were so discriminating?
Beginnings of the bee house

Advertisements

About Laura Rittenhouse

I'm an American-Australian author, gardener and traveller. Go to my writing website: www.laurarittenhouse.com for more. If you're trying to find my gardening blog, it's here.
This entry was posted in Garden, Nature and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s